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Blackboard Spring 2014 Bulletin

Find out about training opportunities, updates, tips and more in the
Blackboard Spring 2014 Bulletin
[PDF]

Blackboard Service Pack 13
Discover what's new in our December 2013 upgrade.
What's New in Blackboard [PDF]

Online Teaching At-A-Glance Series
This workshop series moves beyond the technical how-to of Blackboard to focus on the unique challenges faced by online educators and their students. Effective online courses require more than just understanding how the technology works; facilitators need to understand the nuances of online learning, as well as how to engage students and reach learning goals in a virtual environment. Sessions are Tuesday at 2 pm beginning Wednesday, February 25.
See session topics, dates and times [PDF]

Spring 2014 Supplementary Guides

* These new guides will be added to the Blackboard @ ICC Faculty Manual in August 2014.

Calendar/ Date Management [PDF]

Blackboard @ ICC Faculty Manual

This manual has been prepared by the staff of the Teaching and Learning Center to help you learn about the Blackboard Learn 9.1™ course management system. Included in the manual are:

  • quick reference guides
  • tips and practices
  • procedures and processes
  • rubrics for quality online courses
  • links to Atomic Learning, technology tutorials

Complete File: Blackboard @ ICC Faculty Manual [PDF, 94 Pages] 1/17/2014

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Link to pages within the manual

*Links may not open to the correct page in the Chrome browser.

Introduction................................................3

Blackboard Shortcuts...................................5

Getting Started

Basic Skills Checklist...................................7

Updating Personal Information......................9

Course Setup............................................11

Course Environment..................................13

Course Content.........................................15

Using the Text Box Editor...........................17

Using the Control Panel..............................19

Semester Checklist....................................21

Teaching Online.........................................23

Course Content

Managing Files & Content............................25

Adding Web Content..................................27

Video Everywhere......................................29

Management

User Management......................................31

Group Management....................................33

Student Engagement

Discussion Boards .....................................35

Journals....................................................37

Blogs........................................................39

Wikis........................................................41

Assessment & Evaluation

Leveraging Blackboard ..............................43

Assignments (including SafeAssign)...............45

Inline Grading...........................................47

Tests........................................................49

Uploading Questions to a Test.....................53

Surveys....................................................55

Pools........................................................59

Reviewing Test Results...............................61

Tips for Creating Online Tests.....................63

Adaptive Release.......................................65

Rubrics.....................................................67

Retention Center.......................................69

Grade Center

Starting Out..............................................71

Configuration & Setup................................73

Navigating & Grading.................................75

Starting a Semester...................................77

Creating Calculated Columns......................79

Shortcuts..................................................83

Package & Utilities

Packages & Utilities....................................85

Customization

Properties & Tool Availability.......................87

Creating Banners.......................................89

Quick Setup & Teaching Styles....................91

QOCI Rubric

QOCI Rubric.............................................93

Blackboard 9.1 Quick Reference Guides for Students

1.) Getting Started [PDF] 1/15/2014

2.) Getting Started Using the Text Box Editor [PDF] 8/6/2013

3.) Navigating Your Course Sites [PDF] 1/15/204

4.) Tests & Assignments [PDF] 1/15/2014

5.) Discussion Boards, Blogs, Wikis & Journals [PDF] 1/15/2014

Blackboard Access @ ICC

http://courses.icc.edu

Batch Enrollment REQUEST FORM

Batch Enroll: Request Batch Enrollment
Requests will be processed in an
order-received basis within 48 hrs, Mon.-Fri.
DO NOT SUBMIT until 48 hrs before you wish students to be enrolled in the course.

We cannot honor special requests, such as processing enrollments on a specific day or after a specific date.  Questions? 
Contact the TLC at [email protected] or (309) 694-8908. 

New Blackboard Course REQUEST FORM

New Blackboard Course Request Form
If you need a new course setup in Blackboard, submit the form above. Requests will be processed in an order-received basis within 48 hrs. Mon. through Fri.
Contact the TLC at [email protected] or (309) 694-8908. 

Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate is an interactive web conferencing environment that can be used as a virtual classroom, allowing instructors to instruct and interact with their students in a live online environment.  It also opens up possibilities for offering online office hours, online tutoring, and holding online meetings or webinars.

If you are interested in using Blackboard Collaborate, visit the Collaborate resources page or contact the Teaching and Learning Center staff for more information or training—[email protected] or (309) 694-8908.  

Additional Resources

Browser Check Tool

Blackboard Troubleshooting

Visit the Blackboard Troubleshooting page
for solutions.

  • Windows Security Dialog Boxes
  • Special characters in File Names
  • Insecure Content Warnings
  • Printing in Blackboard
Support & Assistance

Blackboard users, faculty, staff, and student, who need a Blackboard password reset may contact the Help Desk, 309-694-5457

For Student assistance with using Blackboard, visit the Learning Lab, East Peoria 236A, Cedar 136 at ICC North, or Thomas Bldg. Library at the Downtown Peoria campus.

For Faculty assistance with Blackboard, contact the Teaching & Learning Center Staff